Traditionally, any provider that has dealt with EMBLEM HIP in the past knows that the plan requires a Referral for a visit with the Specialist. (Exception- if the Specialist provider belongs to the same IPA; ex. Montefiore IPA)
However, as of 01/01/2018 Emblem has released a new HIP plan: HIP Access I. This plan DOES NOT REQ a referral and has a $25 co-pay for the office visit.
Now it is your turn: have your office encountered any new plans from EMBLEM so far? Please share your experiences.